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Women’s Cognitive Decline Begins Earlier Than Previously Believed

Mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. Cognitive processing speed, which includes speed of perception and reaction, showed an average decline of around 1 percent every two years and verbal memory declined on average...
19-Jan-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Blood Donors of Many Colors Pool Precious Resource to Save Woman’s Life


Last year, Shirley Polk’s life changed forever. On Friday, it changed again, thanks to a meeting she had with 15 strangers who helped save her life. Last September, the 67-year old, whose liver and kidney suddenly failed after she developed...
17-Jan-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

CDC guidelines for HIV prevention regimen may not go far enough, study suggests

Study suggests that CDC guidelines for who should be on Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) don’t go far enough because current standards could miss some people who should be on it. Working with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, UCLA-led researchers...
9-Jan-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Protein That Activates Immune Response Harms Body’s Ability to Fight HIV

In findings they call counterintuitive, a team of UCLA-led researchers suggests that blocking a protein, which is crucial to initiating the immune response against viral infections, may actually help combat HIV.
22-Dec-2016 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

With $8.6 Million Grant From Nih, UCLA-Led Consortium Will Map the Heart’s Nervous System


A consortium directed by UCLA’s Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar has received a three-year, $8.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to map the heart’s nervous system. The group’s goal: To conduct research that leads to new ways to...
22-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UCLA-Led Study Provides Roadmap to More Personalized Cancer Treatment


Researchers have found that people with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and the KRAS-variant inherited genetic mutation have significantly improved survival when given a short course of the drug cetuximab in combination with standard...
20-Dec-2016 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Not Just for Celebs: Meditation Provides Real-Life Health Benefits


Tina Turner does it. So does Katy Perry, Sting, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and a host of other celebrities. When not strutting the concert stage or cat walk, they’re sometimes grooving to meditation’s benefits. While celebrity isn’t a...
21-Dec-2016 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Routine Drug Screening Should Be Part of Primary Care Settings, UCLA Study Recommends

Drug misuse is so prevalent in Tijuana and East Los Angeles that community clinics in those areas should routinely screen for it.
20-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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As Thyroid Cancer Rates Rise, Focus on Detection - UCLA Health Advisory


Thyroid cancer typically affects more women than men and can be difficult to diagnose.
17-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST

Transplant Milestone - UCLA Health News Advisory


Going strong 50 years after receiving donor kidney transplants
17-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST

Lonely Hearts and Your Health - UCLA Health Advisory


Studies show that people who are chronically lonely have significantly more heart disease, are more prone to advanced cancers and strokes, and are more likely to develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
13-Jan-2017 5:05 PM EST

Making the Most of the Holidays When You’re Hospitalized


When a patient is hospitalized over the holidays, it can intensify the feelings of "holiday blues." Here are some tips to make the most of the holidays when hospitalized.
22-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST

Physician, Heal Thyself: Doctors and Clinicians Make New Year’s Resolutions, Too


We all make resolutions to be healthier in the New Year, but what resolutions do health professionals themselves make? UCLA Health experts share theirs.
22-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST

UCLA-Led Study Provides Roadmap to More Personalized Cancer Treatment

21-Dec-2016 2:00 PM EST

Season’s Greetings From the UCLA Health Media Relations Team – and a Gift of 5 Holiday Story Ideas


UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest during this holiday season.
22-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST

How to Wind Down From All That Election Anxiety? Try a Little Mindfulness


8-Nov-2016 6:05 PM EST

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